POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:27am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:06pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating its 38 homicide for 2013. A 17-year-old was shot and killed shortly after midnight.
Officials say the shooting happened on the 1700 block of La Annie Drive, which is located roughly 2 blocks away from Belaire High School. The victim, Lezell James, sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the fifth shooting death of a person under the age of 18 in East Baton Rouge Parish this year.
Investigators have not listed a suspect or motive for this shooting.
If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.
Click here  for a comprehensive list of all the homicides that have occurred in East Baton Rouge Parish during 2013.